Children may either have a school lunch, bring their own sandwiches or go home for lunch. We would ask you to make a request in writing for your child to change from hot dinners to sandwiches. Hot, nutritional school meals are cooked in our school kitchen. The School Meals service is provided by a professional catering company specialising in school meals. Lunchtime Supervisors, who are often our Teaching Assistants, care for the children during their lunchtime. There is a choice of main meals and puddings and water is provided. Children are not permitted to bring their own drinks to school for consumption with school meals.
The cost of school meals for children in KS2 is currently £2.32 per day. If this should alter we will let you know as soon as possible. Dinner money can be paid weekly, monthly or half termly and must be paid via Parent Pay, our electronic payment system.
The menu is available for you to peruse on the school website. The school meals menus are nutritionally balanced based on the principles of
- Reducing salt
- Reducing sugar
- Reducing fat
- Increasing fibre
Good manners and high standards of behaviour apply at lunchtimes as well as during the rest of the school day.
Free School Meals
All children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to free school meals. Children are also entitled to free meals if their families are in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers allowance. Please ask the school office for an application form. We would also be grateful if you could notify us of your eligibility even if you do not wish your child to have a free meal.
We encourage the children when they first start school in Reception to have a hot school meal if possible. If your child does bring a packed lunch to school, we would strongly urge you to include a cooler block in the lunch box during the warmer months. Within this packed lunch please ensure that sugary and fizzy drinks, chocolate, sweets, fried crisps are omitted.
We can provide children with a drink of milk at break time each day at a cost of 21p per day. Milk needs to be ordered before the start of each half term and you will receive a letter with an order form attached which you could complete and return to the school office. If your child is in Reception or is eligible for free school meals then milk can be ordered free of charge.
Only drinks in small cartons or suitable plastic flasks are allowed in school. We encourage all of the children to bring a drink to school with them to access throughout the day. No fizzy drinks, cans or glass bottles are allowed in school.
All children in Key Stage One receive a piece of fruit free of charge daily. All children can bring a small healthy snack to eat at break time, for example; fruit, cheese, rice cakes, healthy cereal bars, vegetables, breadsticks, olives, houmous, maltloaf. We are a nut free school. Please do not send your child into school with the following; biscuits, chocolate, crisps or sweets, we endeavour to encourage healthy eating habits during the school day.
Children should not consume food or drink on the school premises, including the school grounds, unless supervised by a member of staff.